Biography

MRKA, aka Lucas Benarroch, treats his projects as an unquenchable obsession. His passion for seriality can be seen throughout his work. His creations are versatile in both style and medium.

MRKA was born and raised in Madrid. He moved to New York and attended Parsons The New School for Design. The transition to the United States has pumped his work ethic into overdrive. His work has been featured at galleries and exhibitions in Madrid, New York, Bogota, Buenos Aires and Miami including Wallplay, Museo Mar and The Cooper Union. He has been invited to speak at Universidad de Salamanca and Central Saint Martins in London. His commercial work includes clients such as HBO, NASA and the WUTANG CLAN.

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Representation

New York (US)

Wallplay at New Inc
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Madrid (ESP)

Atelier Des Jeunes
Contact Patricio

Munich (GER)

100 for 10
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Scope of Work

Art Direction
Branding
Creative Direction
Editorial Design
Exhibition Design
Experiential Design
Identity Design
Illustration
Interactive Design
Motion Graphics
Naming
Package Design
Typography
Web Design

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Awards & Publications

2018 Felipe Pantone – Praesentia (TBD)
2018 Top People In Events (Bizbash)
2018 Utility Writers (Small Editions)
2018 1000by100, 100for10 (Melville Design)
2017 American ABCD (Paripé Books)
2016 Regional Design Award (Print Mag)
2016 Shake, 100for10 (Melville Design)
2016 Baselgeddon (Andrew Kaufman)
2016 First Five Years (ConArtist Collective)
2016 Post Future, Issue 1 (Wallplay)
2016 Typograph Journal, Vol.04 (Typograph Her)
2015 Typography 36 (Type Directors Club)
2015 Slanted 26, New York Issue (Slanted)
2015 Recens Paper, Observe Issue (Recens)
2015 TDC 61 Award (Type Directors Club)
2012 Vanity Fair, February Issue (Vanity Fair)
2011 Motion Graphics Semi-Final (Adobe)
2010 Wutang Issue (Refused Magazine)

Clients

Amazon
AriZona (Mirrorball)
CNN (CA2)
Havas
HBO
Hyundai (M4)
La Carreta
Mistura Ice Cream
NASA
New Balance
Newport (Mirrorball)
Pepsi (M4)
Perrier (Mirrorball)
Samsung (M4)
Unilever
Univision
Versailles (MIA)
Wutang Clan

Exhibitions, Lectures & Residencies

2018 Utility Writers, Wallplay On Canal, NYC (US)
2017 Wallplay AR, Art Basel, Miami (US)
2017 Satellite Art Fair, ConArtist, Miami (US)
2017 WED Festival, Matadero, Madrid (ESP)
2017 Wayside of Versailles, Miami (US)
2017 100for10, The Lovelace, Munich (GER)
2017 NHRL Identity, III Points Festival, Miami (US)
2017 100for10, Container Kollectiv, Munich (GER)
2017 Limited 51, Visto Images, Paris (FR)
2017 Superdollar, ConArtist, NYC (US)
2016 Raw Project, Eneida Elementary, Miami (US)
2016 100for10, Kimset Gallery, Munich (GER)
2016 Maggie Knox, White Dot Gallery, Miami (US)
2016 Young NYers, 160 W Broadway, NYC (US)
2016 Major Street Art Auction, FAAM, Miami (US)
2015 Time’s Now, Central St Martins, London (UK)
2015 Banderole, Kingston University, London (UK)
2015 Maggie’s Gift Shop, III Points, Miami (US)
2015 Alumni Exhibition, Parsons, NYC (US)
2015 Feria Del Millón, Cto. Textura, Bogotá (COL)
2015 Trimarchi, Museo Mar, Buenos Aires (ARG)
2015 Collage Culture, ConArtist, NYC (US)
2015 TDC61, The Cooper Union, NYC (US)
2015 Unilever’s Artist in Residence, NYC (US)
2015 Young NYers, Joseph Gross, NYC (US)
2015 Penta Bien, Blank Space, NYC (US)
2014 Raw Project, JD Middle School, Miami (US)
2014 Salonukah, Trestle Gallery, NYC (US)
2014 Festina Lente, Create Collect, Miami (US)
2014 83M80, Wallplay, NYC (US)
2014 Free Arts, Bath House, NYC (US)
2014 Go With The Flaw, ConArtist, NYC (US)
2014 ADJ, Reebok Creative Hub, Madrid (ESP)
2014 Conf. Ref., Univ. de Salamanca (ESP)
2014 Collectors Fair, Create Collet, Miami (US)
2013 See Me, Scope, Miami (US)
2013 Speed of Dreams, Create Collect, Miami (US)
2013 WU HA 2020, Wallplay, NYC (US)
2013 Secret Walls, Brooklyn, NYC (US)
2012 Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art, Miami (US)
2012 WU500MG, Buzzart Gallery, Miami (US)
2012 Conosco Project, Reverse, NYC (US)
2011 Secret Wars, Brooklyn, NYC (US)
2011 Wutang Grassroots, Gallery 151, NYC (US)